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Lots of new things in Vorarlberg!

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“Alpenmosaik Montafon” (Alpine Mosaic Montafon) is the name of a new initiative Montafon is launching to give its diverse natural environments greater visibility and tell visitors more about them. “Alpenmosaik Montafon” includes the vibrant valley, the laid-back Verwall mountains, the glacierdotted Silvretta mountain range, and the Raetikon massif on the border to Switzerland and the principality of Liechtenstein.

A website provides information on what to discover where, especially along hiking trails. On themed trails and during guided BergePlus activities, hikers can go into full regional “immersion” mode. www.montafon.at/alpenmosaik 

Wild Animals & River Stories: The Great Adventure for Nature Explorers in Kleinwalsertal
Two interactive adventure trails have been developed in Kleinwalserstal for families with children eager to explore and discover nature, and more are in the pipeline. Research stations built into the landscape, so-called landmarks, and a research logbook as well as an audio guide app guide families in their nature discoveries. The research logbook is available at the local tourist office in Hirschegg. Starting in the 2022 summer season, nature explorers can join their marmot friends Burmi and Burmina on their discoveries in Gemsteltal, where a themed trail on “Wildlife: Understanding wild animals” waits to be explored. During the summer of 2022, the themed trail “River stories: Following the Water“ along the Schwarzbach river will be newly added. www.kleinwalsertal.com

Nature Diversity Days in Kleinwalsertal
The Nature Diversity Days will be held in Kleinwalserstal for the second time in a row from 7-9 July 2022. The programme features lectures and excursions for all those eager to find out more about nature’s bounty. The focus of this year is the Ifen Nature 2000 site. www.kleinwalsertal.com

“Over the Border” – Cycle-Audio Route from Lake Constance to Silvretta
Initiated by the Jewish Museum Hohenems, the history-rich cycle path has been created from Bregenz to Partenen and at selected places in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. 52 listening stations symbolise border stones and invite you via QR code to get involved in the history of refugee fates of the respective place. The background to the cycle path is the thousands of refugees – persecuted Jews, political opponents of the Nazis, deserters, prisoners of war, forced labourers and foreign workers – who tried to reach Switzerland from occupied European countries via Vorarlberg between March 1938 and May 1945. The opening is on 3 July 2022. www.jm-hohenems.at

Culinary Cycling – On the trail of Bregenzerwald’s architecture
This cycling tour heads to six quaint villages with eye-catching traditional and contemporary timber architecture. Starting in Mellau after breakfast, you first head to Andelsbuch and then, on a challenging trail, via Bezegg to Bezau, before continuing up to Schnepfegg for lunch, returning to Mellau for dessert. This culinary cycling package can be booked from 1 May to 31 October 2022. www.bregenzerwald.at/en/culinary-cycling

Hike from hut to hut in the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park
The Nagelfluhkette Nature Park is located near Hittisau in Bregenzerwald close to the border with Germany. It takes its name from a stone conglomerate typical of the region. On three days, nature lovers will hike in this exceptionally beautiful landscape and spend two nights in a lodge. Daily walking times of 2.5 to 3.5 hours leave ample time to take in the scenery. The trails are moderately steep, only on the first day you need to negotiate 785 metres in altitude uphill. The package includes two overnights in a lodge with half board (dormitories with 6-8 beds). It sells from EUR 127 per person and can be booked from 2 June to 30 October 2022. www.bregenzerwald.at

Wine Tasting Walk in Damüls
On four dates during summer, on 28 June, 26 July, 23 August and 13 September, hiking guide Verena Bischof will take you on a leisurely walk through Oberdamüls. This excursion ends with a tasting of 8 wines and a small snack in the rustic cellar of an Alpine farm. Sommelière Elvira Türtscher will comment the tasting. Prices starting from EUR 59 per person, depending on group size. www.damuels.at